Steven Lisa

Adjunct Professor of Law

Steven G. Lisa, of the Law Offices of Steven G. Lisa, Ltd., is a registered patent attorney, a member of the Illinois State Bar, the Patent Bar and the Trial Bar, and is admitted to practice before numerous federal district and appellate courts. He teaches Patent Licensing and Enforcement at the College of Law, and serves “of counsel” to the Chicago firm of Sperling & Slater.

Professor Lisa has practiced for 24 years in the specialized field of patent law. His practice focused early on complex patent licensing and enforcement programs, including working with Gerald D. Hosier to pioneer the “contingent fee” and “jury trial” patent business. He has extensive primary responsibility in all aspects of patent procurement and enforcement, including first chair responsibility on lengthy trials. Professor Lisa has represented individuals, universities and corporations, almost exclusively on a contingent fee basis, to obtain, license and litigate groundbreaking patents in all fields of technology. He has had significant responsibility in enforcement matters resulting in more than $1.4 billion in recoveries for his clients.

Before graduating from law school, Professor Lisa passed the U.S. Patent Bar, and was admitted in 1983 to practice before the Patent Office.

Through the Lisa Foundation, he established two patent law fellowships at the College of Law, and an annual award to a graduating student for academic excellence and significant contribution to the Center for the Study of Law, Science, & Technology. More recently, he established the Lisa Foundation Patent Law Clinic at the College of Law.

Assistant: Suzy Lynn

B.S., University of Illinois

J.D., Arizona State University